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Naomi Mittelsteadt, 84

Jul 19, 2009

Waseca — Naomi Mittelsteadt, age 84, of Waseca, died July 14, 2009, at the Waterville Good Samaritan Center.

Funeral services were held July 18, 2009, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Waseca. Rev. Victor Roth and Rev. Giles Zimmer officiated. Interment was in St. Johns-Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Iosco Township, Waseca County.

McRaith Funeral Home in Waseca was in charge of arrangements.

Naomi Caroline was born on July 23, 1924, in Freeman, S.D., daughter of Wilhelmina (Schamber) Treiber. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Freeman. Her education began in St. Paul Lutheran Day School in Freeman. Naomi graduated from high school and junior college in Freeman. She taught school in a South Dakota rural one-room school system, and later in the Lutheran Christian Schools at Ottertail and Watertown, S.D., and Janesville. After her marriage to Harvey A. Mittelsteadt in 1950, she and her husband resided in Waseca. Later they moved to Winnebago where they owned and operated Harvey’s North Star Service Station. In 1976, they sold their business and retired to Lake Tetonka at Waterville. They later returned to Waseca. Her love of music enabled her to sing in various choirs, and she enjoyed membership in the Waterville Community Chorus and later the Waseca Chorale. Naomi also was a former member of the St. Paul Lutheran Ladies Aid in Waseca, and currently in St. Paul’s “29 er’s”.

Her loving family include her husband Harvey of Waseca, three daughters, Debra (Roger) Moore of Huxley, Iowa, Kathi (Robert) Seitz of St. Cloud, and Lori (James) Nauman of Blue Earth; two granddaughters, Cara and Rachel, five grandsons, Patrick, Nathan, Andrew, Kyle and Matthew; six great grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, and four step-great grandchildren; two sisters-in-law Nadine Scheffert and Edna Mittelsteadt; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

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Memorials are preferred to Cannon Valley Lutheran High School in Morristown.